Trail Mix

Trail Mix Anyone else grow up with a love for trail mix or is it just me? I have fond memories of standing in the kitchen helping my dad measure out ingredients for homemade trail mix to take on backpack trips with his scout troop. This is my allergy friendly version. The beauty is you…

Vegan Cheese Sauce

Vegan Cheese Sauce I periodically get a craving for nacho cheese sauce – you know, the kind that comes from a dispenser at football games. I came up with my own homemade dairy-free version and my vegan cheese sauce recipe was born. I have forced my family to try this recipe and they did both…

Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon

Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon Is there anything tastier than a nicely cooked piece of salmon? I think not. That is why I adore this recipe for brown sugar glazed salmon. Typically I like to cook my salmon from fresh not frozen, but that cannot always be done. If you are going to be using a…

Gluten Free Ricotta Cake

Gluten Free Ricotta Cake I’ve been in a baking mood the last month and heard about an Italian gluten free ricotta cake. I looked around and found a recipe, then tweaked it to be not only gluten free but dairy free as well. My entire family loved this. It had a rich buttery texture, was…

Eggplant and Tomato Frittata

Eggplant and Tomato Frittata This past fall we were gifted by a local friend and winemaker with a ton of fresh eggplant from the winery’s garden. While my whole family adores eggplant, I was feeling pressed to find ways to eat it. I came across this recipe for eggplant and tomato frittata and gave it…

Turkey & Broccoli Casserole

Are you tired of turkey sandwiches yet? Then try this turkey & broccoli casserole. It came from a cookbook my mother used for years when I was growing up. I have given it my personal dairy-free twist to accommodate my allergy cooking needs. Turkey & Broccoli Casserole 2 lbs. fresh broccoli, trimmed and cut into…

Vegan Green Sauce

A few months back I came up with this recipe for dairy-free vegan green sauce. I really like playing in the kitchen. For anyone that is new to my writing, this is what I call my recipe creation and test kitchen time. For those of you that have been reading for a while, you know…

Allergy Safe Holiday Sides

If you’re like the average person and you know you have someone coming over during the holidays with food allergies you might go into panic mode wondering what do I cook? If you make it through the rest of this post I recommend cooking some allergy safe holiday sides, but… First off, DON’T PANIC. Secondly,…

Cream Cheese Cookie: VIRTUAL COOKIE SWAP

This recipe for a Cream Cheese Cookie comes from my mother who got it from her grandmother. When my mom was little they would visit her grandparents in Pompton Lakes, NJ for the holidays and my great grandmother Albigese would make these Italian cookies for my mom and her siblings. I have since turned it…